Currently working in an agile role (Scrum Master), where the core values of agile is Trust, respect, commitment and courage.
However, I am increasingly finding professionally that I am meeting fellow agilists who are doing a similar role that pretend they embrace these values but are more concerned about power, status and have massive egos.
I've seen in my current role, individuals who like the idea of being able to make influential decisions (in the name of continuous improvement) which impact many employees careers as opposed to doing the role with people's interest at heart.
These Scrum Master's will act as team representatives and often make decisions either indirectly or directly without the team's consent.
Arrogant Agilists - one Scrum Master I work with for example gets very passive aggressive if he feels his agile ideas are being challenged which totally goes against the idea of openess.
I have also seen agile coaches who dictate and project agile 1000s of times in a patronising manner to the point people bicker about it. To then carry an attitude that if the team doesn't get it, it's not their problem and will go ahead and implement agile anyway by focusing on getting out of touch senior management to buy into it so that the team are forced to follow.
I have seen agilists not fairly challenging decisions if it means it impacts their status in the company negatively. Hence, I have been the victim of agilists unfairly trying to belittle my skillset in order to influence management over and further their career within the organisation as opposed to behaving in a supportive way.
In a moral dilemma now, where I am starting to re-think management/agile as a career profession.
The moral dilemma I have, can you climb the career ladder in this profession by acting straight forward, caring, honest and fair? Does agile work to promote a better environment or is it idealistic? I got into Agile because I truly felt it was a more supportive way of working, but it doesn't seem to be translating that way in practice.